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At UVM, safety is a partnership and a shared responsibility, requiring the active involvement of people in all departments and positions. Whether you work in or use a laboratory, art studio, or an outdoor location off-site - our goal is to help you be as safe as possible.

Core Institutional Values Foundational to a Culture of Safety

  1. Safety is everyone’s responsibility. A safe campus environment is a right of employment for all categories of employees. A safe campus learning environment is a right of all involved in education and research.
  2. Good science is safe science. Safety is a critical component of scholarly excellence and responsible conduct of research. 
  3. Safety training and safety education are essential elements of research and education. They instill a culture of safety in the next generation of researchers and future faculty, and they are important for our students’ career development and employability.
  4. An improved culture of safety is necessary to truly reduce risk throughout the academic enterprise.
  5. It is best to recognize that diverse methods and flexible approaches will be used by each institution to develop a strong culture of safety, unique to its situation.

APLU Produces Guide to Implementing Safety Culture (PDF)